Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Chemistry 2020

General information

Domain

Chemistry

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91164  91165  91166

Information relating to all achievement standards

Equipment to bring

Calculators are permitted.

Resources supplied

A resource booklet will be provided. It will contain:

  • the relevant chemical formulae needed for Level 2 Chemistry,
    e.g. n = cV
  • a copy of the periodic table – giving element symbols, atomic numbers, and molar masses.

The resource booklet for Level 2 Chemistry can be found at the following link to the Chemistry resources (PDF, 319KB) for externally assessed standards.

Symbols, nomenclature, spelling and formatting will follow IUPAC conventions. These are shown in the reference sheet Quantities, Units, Symbols, and Nomenclature used in Chemistry. This will not be provided in the examination.

Special notes

In calculations, candidates will be expected to use the molar mass values given with the question or on the periodic table provided.

All working should be shown in calculations. Numerical answers should be rounded to an appropriate number of significant figures (usually three significant figures). Correct units must be included.

Content/context details

Questions may be asked within a variety of appropriate contexts, some of which may be unfamiliar to the candidates. Any context-specific formulae will be provided in the examination.

Candidates should be familiar with relevant practical work.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91164

Title

Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Special notes

In Explanatory Note 5, solubility refers to polar and non-polar solvents.



Standard

91165

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds

Version

2

Number of credits

4



Standard

91166

Title

Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity

Version

2

Number of credits

4

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